SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah filtering service for movies has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

KUTV-TV reports VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon said Wednesday in a statement, “It’s an important step to protect our company — as well as its creditors, investors, and customers — from the plaintiffs’ efforts to deny families their legal right to watch filtered content on modern devices.”

The company offers to filter out content that viewers find objectionable — such as violence, nudity or strong language — to viewers. Movie studios have won a series of court cases against the Utah company, including an order to remove all studio movies from its system.

VidAngel is currently in a lawsuit with seven Hollywood studios: Disney, 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, Marvel Studios and Turner Entertainment.


Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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